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Full name Dawid Johannes Malan
Born September 3, 1987, Roehampton, England
Current age 26 years 326 days
Major teams Boland, Marylebone Cricket Club, Middlesex, Middlesex 2nd XI, Prime Doleshwar Sporting Club
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Legbreak
Height 6 ft 0 in
Education Paarl Boys High School; UNISA
|First-class debut||Boland v Border at Paarl, Feb 9-11, 2006 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Yorkshire v Middlesex at Scarborough, Jul 19-22, 2014 scorecard|
|List A debut||Boland v Border at Paarl, Feb 12, 2006 scorecard|
|Last List A||Glamorgan v Middlesex at Cardiff, Jul 26, 2014 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Surrey v Middlesex at The Oval, Jul 7, 2006 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Somerset v Middlesex at Taunton, Jul 25, 2014 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|0, 0/24||Middlesex||v Glamorgan||Cardiff||26 Jul 2014||LA|
|34||Middlesex||v Somerset||Taunton||25 Jul 2014||T20|
|25||Middlesex||v Surrey||Lord's||24 Jul 2014||T20|
|78, 1/19, 26||Middlesex||v Yorkshire||Scarborough||19 Jul 2014||FC|
|15||Middlesex||v Hampshire||Southampton||11 Jul 2014||T20|
|124, 48, 0/10||Middlesex||v Somerset||Uxbridge||7 Jul 2014||FC|
|68*||Middlesex||v Glamorgan||Richmond||3 Jul 2014||T20|
|154*, 0/11, 37, 0/0||Middlesex||v Northants||Lord's||29 Jun 2014||FC|
|13||Middlesex||v Sussex||Hove||27 Jun 2014||T20|
|-||Middlesex||v Gloucs||Lord's||26 Jun 2014||T20|
An aggressive left-handed batsman, Dawid Malan seems best suited to limited-overs cricket, despite amassing ten first-class hundreds in his career to date. Even so, a 2013 Championship average of just 21.50 - across 12 Division One matches and with a top score of 61 - was a desperately poor return for a player of obvious ability.
Born in Roehampton but brought up in South Africa, he made his first-class debut for Boland in 2005-06. In 2006 he played 2nd XI cricket for both Middlesex and Worcestershire, making his first-team debut for Middlesex in front of 20,000 people in a T20 Cup match at The Oval. He struggled to find a first-team spot the following season but in 2008 took his chance in style.
An impressive run in the Twenty20 earned him a place in the Championship side, where he scored his maiden century against Northamptonshire. However, it was back in Twenty20 where he really put his marker down with a breathtaking 103 off 51 balls in the quarter-final against Lancashire, an innings that helped cement his place in the England Performance Squad in November. However, as so often happens, he struggled to back-up that season and he is yet to re-establish his credentials in first-class cricket.
Up against the white ball, though, Malan often passes the toughest tests with flying colours. Barely able to make a run in Championship cricket in 2013, he finished high up the domestic T20 hit list. Among a number of eye-catching innings was one of 86 off 55 balls against Essex, when a Lord's crowd of 20,000 saw him dismantle the still decidedly rapid Australian Shaun Tait. A few months later, Malan was again producing fireworks - this time in Bangladesh's Dhaka Premier Division.
U-19 Provincial Player of the Year 2005
Western Province/Boland Academy Player of the Year 2005-06
NBC Denis Compton Award 2008
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